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What Can I Do To Reduce My Muscle Stiffness And Also Soreness
Rest, heat: Muscle "stiffness" after exercise is due to metabolite build up. This occurs when the work the muscle does exceeds the rate of oxygen supplied. It occurs during strength more than endurance training, that is when "bulking up". The real answer is to go more slowly in your training. But heat, massage and if very sore judicial use of an anti inflammatory such as advil or Aleve (naproxen) will help. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Cramps: Sometimes cramps are from a lack of vitamin k or calcium or magnesium or water. The key is moderation, keep well hydrated, eat a banana and at the first sign of a cramp, rest, massage and relax the muscle before it goes into a severe spasm that will leave you with discomfort for a prolonged period of time... ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
Inflammation: If you are a healthy person and doing manual labor it is not unusual to have stiffness and soreness of the hands. If you have no stomach problems, bleeding tendency, or kidney or liver problems it is safe to take over the counter Motrin with food. Please take as recommended on the bottle or your physician. With rest and medication this should resolve in 1week. Otherwise see you primary doctor. ...Read more
A few steps: Make sure to apply indirect ice to the affected area, wrap ice in a thin towel, making sure not to put direct ice on the area. This works best for immediate relief. Ice the area right after the activity to reduce inflammation and later use a heat pack to increase blood flow to the area. You can also take tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, or aleve to further help the soreness. ...Read more
McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of nsaid's, salonpas hot patches, heat/ice may also help. If no access to a pt, try pilates/yoga/piyo. ...Read more
Need More Info: Please state the circumstances surrounding your pain-what you do to aggrevate, the character or the pain-aching, burning, stabbing, radiation (does it seem to move), what relieves it if anything, how long have you had it, were there injuries associated with the pain. Thanks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i rest my back or is there exercises i can do to stop this pain in my lower back and leg muscles?
Depends: If its an acute problem rest and alternate heat and cold as tolerated. If its chronic muscle strengthening may be helpful to prevent future problems. See a doc or physical therapist to get specifics.You need to make sure you dont have a ruptured disc before doing any therapy. Make sure if your doing routine execise that you are doing them properly and its not the cause as well. ...Read more
I tend to do silly flexible things to my body and hurt muscles such as my neck and back. How can I relieve the resulting soreness?
Try: Not to do silly stretches, in regards to pain, rest those areas, ice. ...Read more
Many things: The first thing to do is figure out what activities are most likely to cause pain and then avoid or limit those activities. Nsaid's (eg ibuprofen) can control pain and inflammation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the pain. Ice can help acutely. In the sub-acute setting, rotator cuff strengthening exercises (either home-based or physical therapy) can help. Cortisone injections can be helpful too. ...Read more
I have neck stiffness and headaches and it gets worse with running what can I do to relieve this?
There are options: Would need more information to assist which I'd be happy to do. Please make a virtual consult appointment to discuss further. Thanks! ...Read more
Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)
Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more
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